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Action Alert   February 1, 2023
URGENT: Protect Healthcare for Trans Youth & Support Investments in Our Communities
TOMORROW, Thursday, February 2, the House of Delegates will hold public hearings on two bills we told you about in our Capital Eye Legislative Update. See details below on how you can speak out to protect healthcare for trangender youth in West Virginia and support investments to help our communities thrive. More
Issues: Budget prioritiesCoronavirus ReliefHealthcareInequalityKids and families
Citizen Action Group Blog Gary Zuckett February 1, 2023
Regal Apt Fire Fundraiser – Feb 11th, 6PM
Join friends and neighbors to raise support for community members recovering from the Regal apt fire. This fundraiser event will be located at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 520 Kanawha Blvd W, Charleston, WV and will include a potluck dinner, raffle, and a 'cake walk'. More
Issues: Fundraiser
Newsletter article   January 31, 2023
Health Care Week 3
Take Action to help us make this the year that diabetics in WV get relief from the cruel and unfair cost of their insulin and supplies, support the Affordable Medicaid Buy-In, and expand dental coverage for adults. More
Issues: DiabetesHealth CareHealth InsuranceHealthcareMedicaid
Newsletter article Dani Parent January 31, 2023
Climate Eye Week 3
E-Day at the Capitol on Feb. 28th, PFAS Protection Act, methane emissions, orphaned wells and more! More
Issues: Climate ChangeEnvironmentPollution
Newsletter article   January 31, 2023
Leading for Justice: Updates from the Capitol
With the legislative session in full swing, here is a brief rundown of bills that we and AFSC are watching. More
Issues: Fair CourtsIncarcerationInequalityJusticeVoting Rights
Newsletter article CAG January 31, 2023
It’s About to Get Ugly, Very Ugly
The Anti-Racism Act of 2023, HB 2007 banning physicians from providing gender-affirming surgery to minors, SB 59 cutting the number of weeks that laid off workers are eligible for unemployment, Bills SB 158 and HB 3018 that would to End Child Marriage, misuse of ARPA funds and more. More
Issues: EducationInequalityKids and familiesRacial JusticeUnemployment benefits
Newsletter CAG January 31, 2023
Legislative Update Week 3: It’s About to Get Ugly
In addition to guns in schools, the legislature is taking action on a number of other controversial issues that in a sane and rational world wouldn’t be taking up time better spent addressing real issues affecting our state. Keep reading for more on what's happening under the dome. More
Issues: NewsletterWV Legislature
Citizen Action Group Blog Gary Zuckett January 29, 2023
Guns in Schools
The WV Legislature's solution to gun violence: arm more ‘good guys’ to engage in shootouts when a gunman shows up at one of our schools or colleges. More
Issues: EducationGun SafetyGun Violence
Action Alert Gary Zuckett January 28, 2023
Keep WV Funded: Take Action to Stop Dangerous Tax Cuts!
Right now the Governor and the Legislature are sparring over the best way to give tax cuts to the wealthy and big businesses — at our expense. Every West Virginian would pay the price because of the gaps that would be left in the state budget. We need a budget that reflects our priorities: investments in programs that benefit all West Virginians, not tax cuts for the wealthiest. Tell the Governor and your legislators: No tax cuts until our needs are met! More
Issues: Budget prioritiesEducationFair taxationHealth CareInfrastructureKids and families
West Virginians for Affordable Health Care
Action Alert Eve Marcum-Atkinson January 27, 2023
Tell WV Legislators to SUPPORT HB 2430! Lower health care costs for insured WV diabetics!
Last year, a bill came within minutes of passing that would lower healthcare costs for insured WV diabetics. The bill is back with a new number: HB 2430. This bill is a matter of life and death for many West Virginians. Let's get it passed! Tell WV legislators West Virginia's insured diabetics need this bill. More
Issues: Health CarePrescription Drug Prices
Action Alert Eve Marcum-Atkinson January 26, 2023
Deltas Building Democracy: Housing & Reparations – BPD Learning & Action Webinar Series, Jan 31st
The Black Voters Impact Initiative is inviting you to attend the “Deltas Building Democracy” through BPD learning and action webinars, hosted Tuesdays in January at 7pm. More
Issues: Civic EngagementPolicy
Newsletter CAG January 23, 2023
Capital Eye Vol. 16, No. 2 – Legislative Update Week 2: Battle of the Tax Cuts
The House quickly passed the governor’s bad idea of eliminating one quarter of our state’s annual revenue by cutting 50% off personal income taxes over the next three years. However, Senate leadership has deemed HB 2526 DOA and, not to be outdone, they’re cooking up their own tax cuts. Also keep reading to learn more about health care bills we're keeping an eye on, action on environmental and climate legislation, election bills that are gaining traction, and other major actions in the House and Senate. More
Issues: Budget prioritiesDemocracyEnergyEnvironmentHealth CareKids and families
Citizen Action Group Blog Dani Parent January 23, 2023
Climate Eye – Week 2
Updates on what's happening with legislation to address PFAS contamination, expand community solar, develop energy projects on and under state-owned lands, and increase legislative oversight of the Public Service Commission. More
Issues: EnergyEnvironmentPollutionWater
Newsletter article CAG January 23, 2023
(Other) Big Things That Happened – Week 2
Here’s a quick overview of some of the other big things that happened this past week — things that aren’t covered elsewhere in this update on the second week of the 2023 legislative session. This includes action on "zombie bills" on guns and unemployment in the Senate. In the House, the Health Committee advanced bills to reorganize DHHR and limit health care options for transgender youth. More
Issues: EducationKids and familiesUnemployment benefitsWorkers
Citizen Action Group Blog Julie Archer January 23, 2023
Much Ado About Elections, and More
Ten days into the 2023 legislative, more than 50 bills related to elections have been introduced. Two have traction, and action is needed to keep HB 2244 off the House Judiciary Committee agenda. Related to elections, we would be remiss if we didn’t acknowledge Saturday's anniversary of the US Supreme Court’s devastating Citizens United decsion, the role of dark money in shifting the balance of the Court to the right, and it's impact on our fundamental rights. More
Issues: DemocracyDiscriminationFair CourtsHealth CareInequalityVoting Rights
Citizen Action Group Blog Gary Zuckett January 23, 2023
Battle of the Tax Cuts
The House quickly passed the governor’s bad idea of eliminating one quarter of our state’s annual revenue by cutting 50% off personal income taxes over the next three years. However, Senate leadership has deemed HB 2526 DOA and, not to be outdone, they’re cooking up their own tax cuts. Regardless of how the Legislature lands on these cuts, regular West Virginians lose. Now is the time to make your voice heard on this lose-lose proposition! More
Issues: Budget prioritiesFair taxationKids and families
Citizen Action Group Blog   January 23, 2023
Health Care Bills to Keep an Eye On
WV-CAG and our partners in the Health Care for All-WV coalition are excited to share the news that the insulin and diabetic supplies bill (HB 2430) was introduced in the House. Another bill that could strengthen the health of West Virginians (SB 269) by raising the Medicaid Dental Benefit from $1,000 to $2,000 a year for adult recipients has advanced in the Senate. And we expect the Affordable Medicaid Buy-In bill to be introduced this week. More details here. More
Issues: Health CareMedicaidPrescription Drug Prices
Action Alert Eve Marcum-Atkinson January 19, 2023
Inflation Reduction Act Roadshow: Martinsburg, WV – Jan 28th, 1PM
Join the Inflation Reduction Act Roadshow! Next stop is Saturday, Jan. 28th at 1pm at the Martinsburg Library, 101 W King St, Martinsburg, WV 25401. Learn more about the IRA, what funds and rebates are available, and how you can benefit! More
Issues: Energy efficiencyIRATaxes
Action Alert Eve Marcum-Atkinson January 19, 2023
Deltas Building Democracy: Food & Health – BPD Learning & Action Webinar Series, Jan 24th
The Black Voters Impact Initiative is inviting you to attend the “Deltas Building Democracy” through BPD learning and action webinars, hosted Tuesdays in January at 7pm. More
Issues: Civic EngagementPolicy
Newsletter article Dani Parent January 16, 2023
Climate Eye – Week 1
WV CAG is proud to support the West Virginia Environmental Council in their work toward the coalition’s 2023 legislative priorities this session. Please sign up to receive updates and action alerts from their lobby team on the ground in the Capitol. A number of environmental-focused bills have already started the rounds at the statehouse, many positive and some concerning. See some highlights here. More
Issues: Clean EnergyClimate JusticeEnergyEnvironment
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